Researcher at the University of Macerata and lawyer, Lorenzo Compagnucci was seconded for a month in Murcia (Spain) working with project partner Water Council of Region of Murcia!
Lorenzo Compagnucci collaborated with civil servants of the Water Council and Ph.D. students at the University of Ulster Leona Donaghy and Shalini Nakkasunchi. Compagnucci analysed the challenges that characterise the collaboration among university, companies and government to innovate in water sector. Nowadays limited attention has been given to the relationship of stakeholders from different sectors working together to address complex issues as water management.
Among the stakeholders met by Compagnucci, there are the representatives of ESAMUR, Centenma, Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO), University of Murcia, HIDROGEA, Aguas de Murcia (EMUASA) and Euro Mediterranean Water Institute. Compagnucci and the stakeholders shared practices and ideas which could be adopted to foster a three-way collaboration university – companies – government, to accelerate innovation in water sector.